Title: Let's Wait Together
Characters: Teddy Luppin & Roxanne Weasley
Word Count: 279
Summary: Teddy discovers something (or someone) in the middle of the night.
A/N: Originally written for Week #31 on nextgen_drabble . This was posted weeks ago and I completely forgot to post it here. Sorry! Hope you like it and don't forget to review! :D
Let's Wait Together
The Burrow was quiet as Teddy walked back from the bathroom to the boys room. The adults had gone to sleep after hours of talking and drinking. Tomorrow was Christmas and the whole Weasley and Potter families were spending the night in the cramped house so they could all open the gifts first thing in the morning.
As he returned to his warm bed, Teddy saw a light coming from downstairs. Unable to ignore his curiousity (like always), he made his way to the living room, skillfully avoiding the creaking steps of the old stairs. There, he found Roxanne curled up on one side of the couch, staring intenly at the fireplace.
"Roxy?" he whispered as he walked to sit beside her. "What are you doing up?"
"Waiting," she said simply. Her eyes never left the fireplace.
Teddy frowned as he looked at the four-year-old. "Waiting for what?"
"Father Christmas. Freddy said he isn't real and I want to see." Her small hands clutched the blanket she had around her shoulders.
"Fred said that?" She nodded. "He's lying."
For the first time, Roxanne turned to look at him. Her dark eyes shinning with hope. "How do you know?"
"Well, I'm older. I'm going to Hogwarts next year, remember? If Father Christmas wasn't real I would know, right?" He tried to sound confident as she looked at him sceptically.
"I guess," Roxanne said in a doubting tone.
"Okay, you don't have to believe me," he said standing up again.
"Wait!" Roxanne whispered. "Would you wait with me?"
Teddy looked at her for a second before smiling and sitting again by her side. "Alright; but you'll have to share your blanket."